Respondent
Rogal, Martha
Interview Date
May 7, 1975
Abstract
Martha Rogal, a wife, mother, and volunteer, served with the National Council of Jewish Women, Ladies Hospital Aid Society, and was invited to the White House on behalf of Hadassah during the Roosevelt administration; birth year, 1900;
[T1S1] birth and family background in Altoona, PA; early life in Connellsville, PA; education, Waynesburg College; influence of teachers in high school and college; move to Pittsburgh, PA, in 1920; recreational activities as a teen; hobbies after marriage; courtship with Hyman Rogal; their children; her affiliation with the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW), Ladies Hospital Aid, and Hadassah after marriage; 1936, her visit to the White House to meet the Roosevelts; husband's involvement with the Young Men's and Women's Hebrew Association (YMWHA); the Hyman Rogal Room at YMWHA;
[T1S2] activities with the Hilltop Garden Club, the first Jewish garden club in Pittsburgh; former chairman, Pharmaceutical Garden, Schenley Park; her children's community activities; children's educations; affiliation with Rodef Shalom and Tree of Life Synagogues; views about the future; opinions of the city of Pittsburgh; her travels;
[T2S3] her siblings and their place of residence; husband's early life in the Hill District of Pittsburgh; husband's insurance company, Rogal Insurance; his hobbies; recollection of the Purim carnival; involvement with Montefiore Hospital; her hobbies; son's civic involvement.
Subjects
Altoona (Pa.); Connellsville (Pa.); National Council of Jewish Women; Rogal, Hyman; City and town life; Jews--Social life and customs; Young Men's and Young Women's Hebrew Association (Pittsburgh, Pa.)
Birth Date
1900
City
Altoona, PA
Profession
Teacher
Residence
Squirrel Hill; Shadyside
Length (hours)
2
Interviewer1
Cohen
Interviewer2
Benson, Stephanie
Indexer
Zetler, Adrienne
Collateral Materials
Box 105 FF 25
Identifier
ais196440.371
Rights
All rights reserved. University of Pittsburgh